November is the time to get outdoors and enjoy the pleasant temperatures and clear days without the overwhelming humidity of the summer months.
A light jacket and dressing in layers is probably best as there will be some warm days with temperatures dropping a bit at night.
November is Hong Kong's Wine and Dine Month and the festival is back this year, both in person and online, allowing a broader reach to people all over the world. The fabulous Symphony Under the Stars with the Hong Kong Philharmonic will go ahead at the Central Harbourfront, this is a FREE outdoor concert but you must register!
For motor racing enthusiasts, the Macau Grand Prix 2023 celebrates its 70th anniversary with not one but two consecutive weekends of action next door in Macau this month.
And for our nature lovers, with cooler temperatures approaching, migratory birds start to flock to the marshes and our wetlands and reserves will be teeming with wildlife soon. Enjoy!
Here's what's up this November 2023:
And it's starting to look a lot like Christmas...
Hong Kong Attractions, Tours, Activities and Things To Do This November 2023
- The Peak Tram, Peak Tower, Sky Terrace
- Ocean Park - Get discount tickets
- Water World Ocean Park - Get discount tickets
- Hong Kong Disneyland - Get discount tickets
- Big Bus Hop On Hop Off Bus Tours are running daily
- Sky100 Observation Deck - Special Offers
- Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car - Book Standard or Crystal Cabin
- Harbour Cruises have restarted, the following have resumed sailings:
- Fantastic outdoor excursions: hiking, kayaking, swimming, mountain biking, paddleboarding...
- Lion Rock Sunset Hiking Adventure - Victoria Harbour's most dramatic summit - 4 hours, starts from Wong Tai Sin MTR station
- Geopark Kayaking Adventure - 7 hours, meets at Hang Hau MTR Station
- The Mai Po Nature Reserve is OPEN, the WWF offers eco-visits Thrusdays through Sundays, which is the easiest way to visit the reserve without having to get a government permit. You can book an eco-visit here
- Hong Kong Wetland park - is open daily, the Mudflat Hide has also reopened
- Sai Kung Standup-Paddle Adventure - 5 hours, meets at Hang Hau MTR station
- Hike the Yellow Dragon Gorge Nature Trek in Lantau Island - 5 hours, meets at Tung Chung MTR station on Lantau Island
- Plover Cove Bicycling and Hiking Adventure - 4 hours, meets at Tai Po Market MTR station
- Tai Mo Shan Waterfall Hike the tallest waterfall in Hong Kong - 4 hours, meets at Tai Wo MTR station
- The Dragon's Back Hike and Tai Long Wan Beach - 5 hours, meets at Shau Kei Wan MTR station
- Ma On Shan Climbing Adventure - 6 hours, starts at Heng On MTR ends in Saikung town
- Tolo Harbour Cycling Adventure - 4 hours, meets at Tai Po Market MTR Station
Also check-out these popular ongoing events during November 2023:
Discount Tickets on Most Popular Attractions
Hong Kong Staycation Hot Deals
Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival
The Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival is back in town this year and brings back unique gastronomic experiences for foodies and wine lovers.
Virtual programmes are also likely to be back, where you can order special tasting kits delivered to your door and participate while interacting with wine masters.
An e-wine pass takes you on a self-guided wine tasting journey across four districts...
Enjoy an epicurean journey unlike any other, whether online or in town. What's more, indulge in myriad themed events in restaurants - from Michelin-starred dishes to iconic street food - along with exclusive offers. Cheers!
When?: November 1 - 30, 2023
Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Fair
The largest wine show in Asia, with wines and spirits from over 37 regions being represented. It is mainly a trade show but on
the last day it is open to the public.
Fun events like cocktail mixing demonstrations, wine competitions, wine auctions and of course wine tastings.
All about the world of wine for the wine enthusiast!
- Physical fair dates and venue: November 3 -5, 2023 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
- Digital fair dates: October 27 - November 12, 2023
Next Door in Macau: The Macau Grand Prix 2023
This year, the Macau Grand Prix celebrates its 70th anniversary and will feature two rather than one weekend of non-stop heart-stopping action, screeching tires, racing engines, checkered flags... and adrenaline overload! Without a doubt this is Macau's most prestigious event in the annual calendar.
The legendary Macau Grand Prix features one of the most challenging circuits in the world and a number of major races, including two events that have FIA World Cup status, the Formula Three Macau Grand Prix and the Macau GT Cup. FIA races had been cancelled due to the pandemic in the past but are set to return this year.
When: November 11 - 12 and 16 to 19, 2023
Free practice and qualifying sessions to be held on Thursday and Friday, with early warm-up sessions on Saturday followed by 8-lap opening races for all of the headline races.
Where: Guia Circuit, Macau
How much: Grandstands MOP100 (US$13) for Thursday and Friday, MOP400-1000 on Saturday and Sunday (US$52 -$128)
Remember you can get Turbojet and CotaiJet Macau Ferry Discount Tickets from Klook.com:
TurboJet Macau Ferry Discount Tickets are as follows:
Hong Kong Island to/from Macau Harbour:
- Single Trip (weekday, slightly more on weekends):
HK200 HK160 US$ 20.45
More information and Booking Macau TurboJet Ferry Tickets ››
CotaiJet Macau Ferry Discount Tickets are as follows:
- Single Trip (weekday, slightly more on weekends):
HK186 HK160 US$ 20.45
More information and Booking Macau CotaiJet Ferry Tickets ››
TurboJet Macau Ferry Discount Tickets also available to/from Hong Kong Airport
Symphony Under The Stars with the Hong Kong Philharmonic - a FREE outdoor concert
Finally back! A night of enchanting music with the Hong Kong Philharmonic in the backdrop of the city's stunning skyline. Come enjoy the gems of classical music for an inspiring, relaxing and magical evening, fireworks and all! This is one of the city's largest outdoor concerts and it's FREE!
This year's annual extravaganza will feature Lio Kuokman, JP as Conductor, more details coming soon!
To share this enthralling evening beyond the Harbourfront, this outdoor concert will be livestreamed on the HK Phil website, Facebook, and YouTube channels.
Concert lasts around 90 minutes, without intermission.
When: Saturday, November 18, 2023 - 7:30 pm
Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space
How much: FREE (Pre-registration is required. Please visit the official website for details.)
The New World Harbour Race - formerly the Cross Harbour Race
Yes, this is a swimming race accross Victoria Harbour! It is one of the most popular events in Hong Kong attracting hundreds of participants and thousands of spectators. Imagine swimming with the towering skyscrapers on both ends, it's certainly a sight!
There are several categories for competitors, from Youth (12 years old) to Masters (50 and above), there are categories for leisure groups, schools and universities as well. Course can be 1 km to 5 km.
When?: November 12, 2023
Where?: Race starts from Wan Chai Golden Bauhinia Square Public Pier to Tsim Sha Tsui Avenue of Stars
How Much?: Spectators Free!
Clockenflap Hong Kong's Music and Arts Festival
A weekend of live musical acts, film screenings, family fun, and of course food!
And all this in Hong Kong's world class
setting in the Central Harbourfront.
When: This year on December 1 - 3, 2023
Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space
How much: General Admission HK980 - HK1,020, 3-day passes and student discounts available. Children under 12 FREE.
Hong Kong Christmas and Holiday Events
Hong Kong Chrismtas and Holiday events sponsored by the Hong Kong Tourism Board kick-off late November/early December and run up until
the New Year's Countdown on January 1st.
Highlights of this magical season are the myriad of light installations, interactive displays along the waterfront, and of course, all shopping malls and hotels that go all out with their fabulous arrangements and holiday events.
When?: Mid-November to early January
Where?: Holiday events throughout the territory
A Disney Christmas
Parades, Carols, Christmas Trees... The entire park is transformed into a wonderland full of the holiday cheer, shiny ornaments, dazzling lights, fluffy snow, bows, balls and garlands, holiday wreaths...
all decorate every corner of this magical world and make it even merrier...
You don't want to miss the magnificent Christmas Tree, the parties, the parades and of course the light-up ceremonies!
New this year is the "Disney Live in Concert!" Holiday Music Celebration, with a series of concerts on select weekends delighting guests with a musical journey from classical and joyous jazz to Broadway tunes. Each weekend will feature a different musical style.
When?: TBA, mid-November through early January
Where?: Disneyland Hong Kong
How Much?: Christmas events included with admmission ticket
Remember you can buy discount tickets online at Klook.com:
HK Disneyland Discount Tickets Adult
HK639 HKD584, Children HK475 HKD428
More Info and Booking at Klook.com
Dining Offers at Hong Kong Disneyland
Ongoing Hong Kong Events
These are some popular ongoing events that are worth checking out, specially since they are FREE or offered for a low fee!
These events feature some of the great and
ancient traditions of the territory and are offered by experts in their corresponding fields:
The Symphony of Lights
The Symphony of Lights is Hong Kong's light and sound show, a tribute to the city and its people, their diversity, energy and vitality.
The stage is the entire city, which is what makes it so unique, you can watch the lights from just about anywhere in the waterfront.
This free show offered by the city, takes place every night at 8:00 pm and lasts about 12 minutes.
When?: Every Night
Where?: Can be seen from both sides of Victoria Harbour, specially stunning aboard a Harbour Cruise.
How Much? Free
The Horse Races Are On! This is how you can attend
The horse races in Hong Kong whether or not you are a horse racing enthusiast is an experience
not to be missed!
The beautiful horses, the skillful jockeys, the crowds going wild,
they all add up to an exciting, fun-filled, thrilling atmosphere in two world-class venues, at the Sha Tin Racecourse and the iconic Happy Valley Racecourse.
The Happy Valley race course itself is a sight in itself, the city has built around it through the years and it is now practically surrounded by skyscrapers, an awesome experience specially at night when the city is illuminated.
When?: Happy Valley Night Races on Wednesday Nights. On race day, first race starts at 7:15 p.m. and the gates open at 5:15 p.m.
The races are done by 11:00 p.m.
Sha Tin Day Races are on Sundays. First race normally starts at 1:00 pm, earlier if there are more than 10 races. Gates open at 11:00 am.
All races will be streamed live at the HK Jockey Club Racing Channel.
How Much? There are many ways to experience the races, from General Stand to Private Boxes and
special packages including dinner and drinks. General Stand entrance starts at HK10. You can join this guided experience and learn all about horse racing and betting, Enjoy the HKJC horse races from the 2M roof deck.
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